Strat-O-Matic Baseball Video Review

In the most recent installment of his “Hands-On” series, Al Wilson explores the classic baseball simulation game, Strat-O-Matic Baseball. In his review, Al focuses on the ease of play and the nostalgic feel of Strat. Al obviously has a deep affection for this game, which he says was his “first real advanced board game that I think I ever played.” Though he hadn’t played the game in nearly 30 years, he says, the game came right back to him “like riding a bike.” The good stuff starts at 13:51.

Al Wilson’s “Hands On Games”

For those of us that play sports simulations on the tabletop, it often feels like we don’t fit in to any of the gamer molds. Our board game collections don’t necessarily have Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Railroad Tycoon, Ticket To Ride, or any of the more esoteric titles that Boardgame Geeks would call essentials for any collection. You won’t find sports simulations on Tabletop with Wil Weaton. Our shelves are more likely filled with APBA Baseball, Strat-O-Matic Football, Hockey Bones, and Statis Pro Basketball. Typical sports fans don’t understand what we do, either. We’ve all had the experience of trying … Continue reading